I am king of kings

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Re: I am king of kings

Post by Lambuzhao » Sat 22 Jul 2017, 20:48

:con: Rozwi

ʔiy χad χudeim.
be<PRS.1SG>=1SG.NOM king<SG>NOM king<PL>ABL

This is an Ablative of Distinction/Subtraction/Separation.
Lit. " I am king {separate from the set of all other} kings
i.e. I am the greatest king.
If one was not paying attention, one could possibly mishear it as

ʔiy χad χudein.
be<PRS.1SG>=1SG.NOM king<SG>NOM king<PL>GEN

But this means more like "a king among kings".

i.e. I am really a king. I am a true king. I am the menschmost king.
(though I might not have been the greatest of all possible kings, I was not o'erweeing in power, I executed my duties rightly, I was just and fair)

The use of a Genitive in Rozwi here does not denote distinction, but inclusion.
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Re: I am king of kings

Post by Iyionaku » Mon 24 Jul 2017, 08:50

:con: Ular

我哲人的哲人哲人。
Lăn ánngō pō ánngō ánngō.

[ʟɑ̂n ɑ́ŋːˈō pō ɑ́ŋːˈō ɑ́ŋːˈō]
1SG king-GEN king-PL
I am king of kings.
Heaven and Earth, but I feel the color of the cake when you keep the Victoria.
I had a mantra on the moss and I had to go to bed.


Oh, and there is a [ɕ] in my name!
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Re: I am king of kings

Post by Tuyono » Tue 16 Jan 2018, 23:07

:con: Zhilaa Runju

A literal translation:

Miu nuhad nuhaadar ehas.
[mi͡u nuˈhɑd nu.hɑːdˈar eˈhɑs]
COP-1SG ruler.NOM ruler<P>-PL.OBL all
I am the king of all kings

This feels forced, though. A better way to say it would be:

Lisiu ngaar nuhaadai ehas.
[lisˈi͡u ᵑɡɑːr nuhɑːˈda͡i eˈhɑs]
COP.LOC-1SG over ruler<P>-PL.ACC all
I am above all kings.
Lambuzhao wrote:
Sat 22 Jul 2017, 20:48
The use of a Genitive in Rozwi here does not denote distinction, but inclusion.
I like this idea a lot!
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Re: I am king of kings

Post by Dormouse559 » Tue 16 Jan 2018, 23:37

Lambuzhao wrote:
Sat 22 Jul 2017, 20:48
But this means more like "a king among kings".

i.e. I am really a king. I am a true king. I am the menschmost king.
(though I might not have been the greatest of all possible kings, I was not o'erweeing in power, I executed my duties rightly, I was just and fair)

The use of a Genitive in Rozwi here does not denote distinction, but inclusion.
Would you call yourself a real king's king?
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Re: I am king of kings

Post by Anarel » Wed 17 Jan 2018, 10:31

Ikāezin

Sīz Tāvar-Avārktozûnu Ēmt

/si:z ta:vaɾ ava:ɾktozu:nu ɛ:mt/
I-1SG.PR supreme-ADJ king-NOM be-1SG.PRES.IND
I supreme king be
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Re: I am king of kings

Post by marvelous » Sun 28 Jan 2018, 14:39

:con: Ken Ji Mun

Bo kon dar kuw kon mu dar.
[bo kon daɹ kuː kon mu daɹ]
PRO.1SG DEF rule GEN DEF PL rule
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Re: I am king of kings

Post by GrandPiano » Sun 28 Jan 2018, 22:20

Iyionaku wrote:
Mon 24 Jul 2017, 08:50
:con: Ular

我哲人的哲人哲人。
Lăn ánngō pō ánngō ánngō.

[ʟɑ̂n ɑ́ŋːˈō pō ɑ́ŋːˈō ɑ́ŋːˈō]
1SG king-GEN king-PL
I am king of kings.
Seems like you have an extra 哲人.
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Re: I am king of kings

Post by Parlox » Sun 28 Jan 2018, 23:24

:con: Lozkazmat

Am naz peur’g et ok peur’g.
[am naz pəɹg et ɤk pəɹg]
1ST.AFF IMP king of many king.
I am king of kings

(I'm not entirely sure what the context is, so i went for a literal translation. The most accurate way of saying this in Lozkazmat would be I am the grand spirit.)

:con: Pragkšpan

Цанa пшжҳaбӑҳупшжҳaбӑ
Čana pšsrabairupšsrabai
[t͡ʃana pʃsɹa-baː-ɹɯ-pʃsɹa-baː]
1ST(25+).OTHER.SING royal-person-GEN-royal-person
I am king of kings

:con: Aujtōrōlja

Audōta tho audoi ahtaupī wa’ōati
[ɑɯdɤː-ta θɤ ɑɯdɤ-i atʰɑɯpiː waʔɤːɑ-ti]
king-DIT of king-ALM 1ST-DOR COP-PRES.GNOM
I am king of kings
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Re: I am king of kings

Post by Iyionaku » Mon 29 Jan 2018, 12:32

GrandPiano wrote:
Sun 28 Jan 2018, 22:20
Iyionaku wrote:
Mon 24 Jul 2017, 08:50
:con: Ular

我哲人的哲人哲人。
Lăn ánngō pō ánngō ánngō.

[ʟɑ̂n ɑ́ŋːˈō pō ɑ́ŋːˈō ɑ́ŋːˈō]
1SG king-GEN king-PL
I am king of kings.
Seems like you have an extra 哲人.
You're kind of right; but at the time when I created this translation, plural still was formed by reduplication and thus it was correct at that time. Now I have plural classifiers, if I recall correctly.
Heaven and Earth, but I feel the color of the cake when you keep the Victoria.
I had a mantra on the moss and I had to go to bed.


Oh, and there is a [ɕ] in my name!
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Re: I am king of kings

Post by Illuminatus » Sat 02 Jun 2018, 15:03

:con: Sevòn

Akas ādanòn ādanastur.
[ˈ​a​kɐs ˈaː​dɐnɔn aːdɐˈnastʊr]
Ak-as ādan-òn ādan-ast-ur
be-PRS.1SG king-ESS.SG king-COL-GEN
I am king of (all) kings.

Akas ādanòn kúl ādanastnè.
[ˈ​a​kɐs ˈaː​dɐnɔn k​ʲ​ʊl aːdɐˈnast​​ⁿ​ɛ]
Ak-as ādan-òn kúl ādan-ast-nè
be-PRS.1SG king-ESS.SG over king-COL-LOC
I am king over all kings.

The first one sounds quite neutral, the second one is probably something a conqueror would say after his final victory.
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Re: I am king of kings

Post by Void » Mon 18 Jun 2018, 02:12

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.ܣܪ ܘܚܫܝܕܝ ܘܚܫܝܕܝܚܢ
Sar okhshêday okhshêdayakhan.
[sɑr ɔχˈʃɛːdɑi̯ ɔχˌʃɛːdɑjɑˈχɑn]
be-1SG.IMPERF king king-PL.GEN
"I am the king of kings."

Not too impressive, and all around boring. One could rephrase this as:
.ܣܨܪ ܘܚܫܝܕܝܟܫܪ ܐܪܚܢܚܣܝܘܗ
Satsur okhshêdayakshar arkhanakhsayûh.
[ˈsɑtsur ɔχˌʃɛːdɑjɑkˈʃɑr ɑrχɑˈnɑχsɑjuː]
be-1SG-IMPERF.AOR king-AUG god-PL.LOC>beyond
"I am a king beyond the gods."

(The use of the Syriac alphabet is only for æsth etic, rather than practical, purposes.)
ܣܐ ܚܘܡ ܐܝ ܩܟܝܙܘܐ ܝܗܟܝܐ ܘܫܫܠ
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Re: I am king of kings

Post by Alessio » Tue 19 Jun 2018, 07:56

:ita: Italian
Sono il re dei re.
/'sono il re dei̯ re/
sono il re de-i re
be.1SG DEF.MS king of-DEF.MP kings


:ita: Emilian - Dialàt Vgnulěṡ (specific variety of an Italian local language)
A soun al rè di rè.
/a sɒ̃ʊ̃n‿al rε di rε/
a soun al rè d-i rè
1SG be.1SG DEF.MS king of-DEF.MP kings


:con: Hecathver/Häħadhvar
Se ic tron id trondel.
/se itʃ trɔn id 'trɔndel/
se ic tron i-d tron-d-el
be.1SG DEF king DEF-PL king-PL-GEN


:con: Hajás
Vünüi an sagum ar sagumruq.
/'vynyi̯ an 'sagum ar 'sagumrux/
vün-üi an sagum a-r sagum-r-q
be-1SG DEF king DEF-PL king-PL-GEN


EDIT: adding a couple more conlangs for development reasons.

:con: Proto-Okeanic
Xwés ár vhēn vhēni re.
/xʷe˨˦s ar˨˦ vʱen˦ vʱen˦i re/
xwés ár vhēn vhēn-i re
1SG be chief chief-PL of


:con: Simpel
Am ed eu teirex on qin teirex.
/am ed eu̯ 'tεi̯reʃ on tʃin 'tεi̯reʃ/
a-m e eu teire-x on qin teire-x
1SG-PROX be DEF command-PERSON of all command-PERSON
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Re: I am king of kings

Post by Dormouse559 » Tue 19 Jun 2018, 16:01

:con: Silvish

Jou swi l' rê du' rrê.
[ʑu.swiˈlʁɛː dyˈʁɛː]
1SG.NOM be.1SG DEF king of king

I am king of kings.
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Re: I am king of kings

Post by Mándinrùh » Sun 24 Jun 2018, 03:06

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Ji̯o i-ko-ví-h-zuk ji̯ó-vi.
/ɣjo ɪ̆.kʰŏ.'vix.zukʰ 'ɣjo.vi/
king 1-COP-3-among-3 king-DISTR
I am the king among kings.
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Re: I am king of kings

Post by SLiV » Sun 24 Jun 2018, 17:56

:con: Μαραντε

Βασι βας εσω.
[bazi bɑz ɛzɔ:]
king.DAT.PL king.NOM.SG be.1SG
I am king among kings.
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Re: I am king of kings

Post by marvelous » Wed 18 Jul 2018, 16:51

:con: Tranzydjá

I am king of kings.
Su melokhor adh melekhes.
/su me.loˈxor að meˈlexes/
su melokh-or adh melekh-es
be.1SG.PRSNT.INDIC king-3PL.POS to king-PL
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